The General Background, Blah Blah Blah...
-Apparently being vague is the way to go...about 900 hours of clinical experience plus another 5 years of on-the-job related experience.
I will happily update this later in the cycle.
4/23/10 - Took the MCAT. FINALLY!. I tried to take a TPR class last year, but because I had not finished all of the pre-req classes yet I felt hopelessly lost. This time, I felt much more prepared and even felt as though if I only had another few months, I could have rocked the test hard. My MCAT class this time was also incredibly nice, small, and supportive. I am hoping all 11 of us do really well. The previous class frightened me a bit. 40 people and about 30 of them (whether they knew it or not) hated humankind and I would never allow them to be my physician.
5/27/10 - Got MCAT scores back.....Perfect score in the writing section!!!! However, I BOMBED Verbal, at least for me. I had not gotten less than a 10 in Verbal since my third (of 12) practice test. I am a little peeved, and have considered taking TPR up on their guarantee just so that I can try to increase this number. I swear it is a fluke. Then again...so was the PS score. I have NEVER gotten as high as a 10, so I should be happy.
5/30/10 - Instead of partying for memorial day, I am writing my personal statement. It is pure agony. Worse than the MCAT. Seriously.
6/1/10 - Submitted AMCAS App at 9pm. I am happy that I submitted on the first day so that I never regret being \"late\"
6/7/10 - Verified by AMCAS. They dropped my sGPA by about 0.1 and my cGPA by 0.06 from previous calculations. Sucks. Now I wish I had taken some underwater basketweaving to up my GPA. Too bad I have so many units. I will say that those overall stats up there don\'t look too shabby, and I am starting to get excited about this process!
6/18/10 - Working on the Columbia Secondary which is up already. I have finished UVM and Boston U already and I am halfheartedly working on the beast that is UCSD in the hopes that I get it. Calculus is kicking my butt in summer school and I hope to pre-write a couple more secondaries this weekend so that I can relax. I hate that this log makes me sound like a gunner.
6/25/10 - Columbia Secondary Received
6/25/10 - University of Michigan Secondary Received; Columbia secondary received
6/27/10 - Columbia Secondary Submitted and picture snail mailed.
6/28/10 - Rejected U Washington; Submitted Columbia Secondary
6/29/10 - UVM Secondary received and submitted.
6/30 - Received UPenn secondary; Received Jefferson secondary
7/1 - Marked complete at UVM
7/2 - Received Brown Secondary; Received Dartmouth Secondary; Submitted UMichigan Secondary
7/3 - Submitted UPenn Secondary; Submitted Jefferson Secondary
7/4 - Submitted Dartmouth Secondary
7/7 - Complete at UPenn; Rejected UChicago
7/8 - Marked complete at UMichigan; Marked Complete at Dartmouth
7/9 - Received Yale Secondary; Received Boston University Secondary
7/13 - Submitted Brown Secondary
7/14 - Marked complete at Columbia; Submitted Yale Secondary
7/15 - Received UCSD Secondary. YAY! Only 32% of applicants get this one. I am honored. Received NYU Secondary
7/20 - Submitted UCSD secondary
7/21 - Marked complete at Brown
7/27 - Received Northwestern Secondary; Marked complete at UCSD
7/29 - Received Harvard Secondary
7/31 - Submitted Northwestern Secondary; Submitted Harvard Secondary
8/2 - Marked complete at Northwestern
8/5 - Received U Colorado Secondary; Received Stanford secondary
8/7 - Received UCD Secondary; Submitted U Colorado Secondary; Marked complete at U Colorado; Submitted Stanford secondary
8/8 - Submitted UCD Secondary; Marked complete at UCD; Marked complete at Stanford
8/9 - Received UCI Secondary; INTERVIEW INVITE @ Yale
8/10 - Application Received at Vanderbilt; Marked complete at Harvard; Received OHSU secondary
8/13 - Submitted UCI Secondary; marked complete at UCI; Submitted OHSU secondary
8/16 - Marked Complete at OHSU; INTERVIEW INVITE @ Jefferson
8/17 - U Iowa Secondary received
8/18 - INTERVIEW INVITE @ UCI; INTERVIEW INVITE @ Vermont
8/19 - U Iowa secondary submitted; INTERVIEW INVITE @ UCSD
8/20 - Duke Secondary Received
8/21 - Duke Secondary Submitted; Marked Complete At Duke
8/26 - INTERVIEW INVITE @ Vanderbilt
9/7 - Interview @ Vanderbilt
9/17 - Interview @ Yale
9/23 - Interview @ UCSD
10/4 - Interview @ UCI
10/6 - Interview @ Jefferson
10/21 - Interview @ Vermont